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ERIC Number: ED531891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 189
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 94
Evaluation of the Correlated Science and Mathematics Professional Development Model, 2009-2010 Cohort
Morlier, Rebecca
Online Submission, M.S. Thesis, University of Houston-Clear Lake
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of the 2009-2010 iteration of the Correlated Science and Mathematics (CSM) professional development program which provides teachers and principals experience with integrated and effective science and mathematics teaching strategies and content. Archival CSM data was analyzed via mixed methods. Evaluation followed the five-level evaluation model of Guskey (2000) and found that the 2009-2010 CSM program was effective. Teacher participants enjoyed CSM and gained content knowledge and pedagogical skills; teachers demonstrated increased use of effective teaching practices championed by CSM, and as measured by pretests and posttests, teachers demonstrated significant gains in physics and mathematics content. Although principals participated, the strong efforts to garner organizational support were only minimally effective. As measured by pretests and posttests, students of participant teachers demonstrated significantly greater achievement in mathematics than students of control teachers. No significant difference in science achievement as measured by pretests and posttests was found between students of participant teachers and control teachers. The following are appended: (1) Satisfaction with Integrated Science and Math Lessons; (2) Teacher Daily Reflection Form; (3) Observation and Interview Summary Form; (4) Principal Daily Reflection Form; (5) Sample of Teacher Reflections; (6) Sample Completed Teacher Observation Forms; (7) Principal Reflections; and (8) Principal Interviews. (Contains 9 tables and 11 figures.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas